CXC Math Topic: SETS (2010)

CXC math topic: Sets (2010)

CXC Math Topic: SETS (2010)



On completion of this section, students should:

1. demonstrate the ability to communicate using set language and        concepts;

2. demonstrate the ability to reason logically;

3. appreciate the importance and utility of sets in analyzing and solving         real-world problems.



Students should be able to:


1. explain concepts relating to sets;

Examples and non-examples of sets, description of sets using words, membership of a set, cardinality of a set, finite and infinite sets, universal set, empty set, complement of a set, subsets.


2. represent a set in various forms;

Listing elements, for example, the set of natural numbers 1,2,and 3.

set builder notation, for example,

{x: 0<x<4 where x ∈ N}.

Symbolic representation, for example, A={1,2,3}.


3. describe relationships among sets using set notation and symbols;

Universal, complement, subsets, equal and equivalent sets, intersection, disjoint sets and union of sets.


4. list subsets of a given set;

Number of subsets of a set with n elements.


5. determine elements in intersections, unions and complements of sets;

Intersection and union of not more than three sets. Apply the result

n(AUB) = n(A) + n(B) - n(AB).


6. construct venn diagrams to represent relationships among sets;

Not more than three sets.


7. solve problems involving the use of venn diagrams;


8. solve problems in Number Theory, Algebra, and Geometry using concepts in Set Theory.



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